The Mountain State Trout Festival - June 1 - June 2, 2013
West Virginia Trout Unlimited is proud to present the first ever Mountain State Trout Festival beginning in 2013 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, WV. This event will become a rendezvous for trout fishing enthusiasts from across West Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. It is expected that more than 1,000 anglers may attend. It is no coincidence that the first weekend in June marks one of the most magical periods for trout fishing in the Mountain State as insect hatches are at a peak.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain Resort lies smack dab in the middle of some of the best trout fishing in the east. It's no secret that the festival is also being held during prime hatches! Snowshoe features many fantastic amenities and provides numerous lodging options from suites to economy priced rooms. Most of the activities for Saturday, June 1, will occur on top of Snowshoe Mountain in the Expo Center as well as the children's fishing derby at Cheat Mountain Lake! A parent or guardian must accompany the child on the chair lift to the beautiful lake for a fun bit of competition.
Visit SnowshoeMtn.com for details on lodging and other activities that are available for your weekend at the Mountain State Trout Festival!
Contact Central Reservations at 877-441-4386 now to reserve your room at the special Trout Festival rates! Use group code 50X5K7 and mention West Virginia Trout Unlimited to get your special rate.
Inn at Snowshoe Hotel Room/79.00
Expedition Station Junior Studio/129.00
Allegheny Springs Hotel/137.00
Allegheny Springs Studio and Junior Studio/144.00
Allegheny Springs 1 Bedroom and 1 Bedroom plus/177.00
Rimfire Junior Studio/134.00
One night deposit required at time of booking. Does not include sales tax or lodging tax.
VENDORS GET SPECIAL LODGING OPTIONS - CALL FOR DETAILS
The Expo Center at Snowshoe has over 15,000 square feet of indoor space for the Trout Festival! If you are interested in showcasing your business or non-profit to the many Mid-Atlantic area anglers, download the Festival Vendor Form below!
UPDATE: WV Council of Trout Unlimited has decided to allow all vendors to participate free of charge at the 2013 Expo! This is VERY big news for your business. Where can you beat free product exposure in front of Mid-Atlantic anglers? All we ask for is that you please consider a donation to WVTU.
The Vendor Form below is informational only at this time. Please contact Philip Smith at email@example.com for details on registering your business to display at the Festival!
Fly Fishing Film Tour
The Fly Fishing Film Tour is one of the hottest events in America for anglers and our screening of the F3T will be one of a kind. Weather permitting, we will screen the films in the Snowshoe Village! An outdoor setting as you relax in an Adirondack Chair will be an experience you won't forget. A cash bar will be available. For more information on F3T visit flyfilmtour.com.
One Fly Competition
Elk Springs Resort will be the primary sponsor of the One Fly Competition & Fundraiser. Teams consisting of four anglers will choose a fly per person and in four hours compete to catch the most fish, biggest fish, littlest fish, quickest to lose his/her fly, etc. After your fly is gone, your scoring for the day is over.
All proceeds will be used in conservation efforts for trout habitat in West Virginia.
Please get your team together NOW! Cash & Check accepted at the day of the event. Be at Elk Springs Resort - open registration from 8:00 - 9:00 am.
EVENT BEGINS AT 9:00 AM
ENDS AT NOON
PRIZES AWARDED AT NOON
RSVP YOUR TEAM TO RESERVE A SPOT. ONLY 10 TEAMS OF 2 ANGLERS EACH WILL BE PERMITTED. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP your team.
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Schedule of Events
Snowshoe Mountain is located in one of the most scenic areas of West Virginia. For driving details, click here.
In addition to great fishing in the area, attendees may wish to take in other activities that Snowshoe Mountain offers. The Adventure Pass 2013 gives you a 3 day "All You Can Play" pass that includes: Unlimited Sporting Clays, Unlimited Bike Park, Unlimited Raven Golf Club, Unlimited Off-Road Tours, Unlimited Segway Tours, Unlimited Geocache Hunts, Unlimited Hare Racer Zipline and MORE! This pass is $150/person. Lodging guests receiver a summer fun pass which includes access to chair lifts, Split Rock Pool, Lakefront Activities, golf balls for driving range and more.
Volunteers, Sponsors & Donors
An event of this magnitude is not possible without the hard work and time donated by volunteers. The Mountain State Trout Festival is a sanctioned event by the WV Council of Trout Unlimited which is chartered by Trout Unlimited National as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Council secures permits and liability insurance for this event. The Council entity provides funding with other sponsors to underwrite this event. The Council holds all funds and disperses profits to the WV Department of Natural Resources and US Forest Service for trout conservation projects that are made possible by this Festival. Profits will be also be used for youth education fishery programs. Some funds will be retained as seed money for next year's event.
Most of the volunteers are members of Chapters across the state of West Virginia. Other organizational volunteers and non-profit support are welcome to volunteer. You do not need to be a TU member to volunteer or participate. All donations are tax deductible.
Special business and individual sponsorship recognition for those who extend the mission of WVTU to conserve, protect, restore and reconnect our coldwater fisheries.